Meet your guide and small group in the morning at Seoul’s Hongdae subway station. From there, you’ll explore Seoul by bicycle, stopping frequently at important locations.
Start by riding toward Gyeongbokgung Palace, passing Hongdae Street and renowned attractions such as Deoksu Palace and Seoul City Hall. Your first destination is the Seoul Museum of History, where you can browse the exhibits and learn about the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1905), Korea’s last empire before Japanese colonial rule.
Admire an outstanding monument from the Joseon dynasty upon you arrival at Gyeongbokgung Palace, also known as the Northern Palace. Park your bikes and head inside with your guide for a 1-hour tour of the royal palace, which dates to 1395 and is considered the finest complex among Seoul's Five Grand Palaces.
In the afternoon, your guide leads you by bike to two traditional street markets, Insadong and Dongdaemun. There, have free time to shop among small stores that carry antiques, textiles, clothes, handicrafts and other treasures. After shopping, pedal through Itaewon district and into Hangang Park, following a bike path along the Han River. End your tour at the Hongdae subway station after a total distance of 19 miles (32 km).
Your tour includes stops for tasty provided snacks, sports drinks and coffee along the way. Around midday, relax at a local restaurant and choose from a selection of traditional Korean dishes for lunch. Expect to ride your bike for a total of two hours during the 7-hour tour. The other five hours proceed on foot at historic sites and places where you can partake in local culture. Your guide is there to offer suggestions of places to visit that would be difficult to find on your own, ensuring a memorable day in Seoul.